Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Angry Wotte slams Saints start

Angry Wotte slams Saints start

Southampton boss Mark Wotte blames the terrible start his side made as the Saints were mauled at Molineux.

The Saints were 3-0 down with just 18 minutes gone, and the Dutch boss was angered by his side's lack of concentration:

'If you start a game like this then you will never win a game in the Championship, especially against Wolves away,' Wotte said. 'I was really angry to have conceded two goals in the first five minutes.'

'We knew that Wolves would attack us from the start because of the result that they had against Birmingham, but we put them in the driving seat by conceding so early on.' Wotte added.

Wotte is willing to draw a line under yesterday's performance as long as his side learn from their mistakes with just four games remaining:

'We can never start another game like this in the last four games,' he continued. It's unacceptable. At half time I told them to look at the shirt that they were wearing and play for the pride in the second half. We also wanted a clean sheet as goal difference may be important.'

Southampton now have to rely on other results going their way today, as the teams around them scramble for their lives this afternoon.







For the very latest Championship odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Abe Hawken
Date:Saturday April 11 2009
Time: 11:18AM

Comments

0
We can never start a game like that again. It was terrible. The match was over the first 18 minutes and it was depressing watching the rest of the game. We need a solid start against Palace, but I fear that by tonight we will be more points off safety, if Norwich and Forest pick up points. We need a bit of luck today...
abesaint
11/04/2009 11:24:00
0
We can never start a game like that again. It was terrible. The match was over the first 18 minutes and it was depressing watching the rest of the game. We need a solid start against Palace, but I fear that by tonight we will be more points off safety, if Norwich and Forest pick up points. We need a bit of luck today...
abesaint
11/04/2009 11:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Van Dijk - Play To Win

Centre half Virgil van Dijk has said that Southampton will play to win in tonight's Europa League clash against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

Vital Preview - Southampton v Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Group K has come down to the wire. Sparta Prague are through with it a straight shootout between Southampton and Hapoel Be'er Sheva as Italian giants Inter Milan are out.

Puel Previews Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Manager Claude Puel has now given his pre game press conference ahead of Thursday evening's Europa League clash against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

Match Day Officials v Middlesbrough (11/12/16)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Middlesbrough this weekend.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Southampton v Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Suggested By:
Southampton win100%
Hapoel Be'er Sheva win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Dec 11 2016 2:15PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 18 2016 1:30PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 28 2016 7:45PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
The Vital Football Members League